With even just minimal home improvement skills, you can probably handle many issues that arise within your house. However, you may encounter serious and significant situations from time to time. Knowing which issues will require a professional plumbing service will help you save money and avoid extensive repairs for your home.
Repeated Sewer Backups
An occasional sewer line backup is probably within the average homeowner’s ability to fix. Generally, this problem involves a trip to the hardware store to rent or buy a drain snake to push through your pipes. However, if you are experiencing sewer backups repeatedly, and you cannot keep the pipes free and clear, you would likely benefit from professional plumbing service. It’s possible that unseen complications, such as growing tree roots, are interfering with the pipes running between your house and the street. With a professional, you can receive assistance in cleaning out the pipes to rid them of all debris. Additionally, hiring a professional reduces the risk of damaging your sewer lines during the repair process.
Hot Water Heater Issues
A lack of hot water can be the result of a number of issues, many of which are complicated. Simply assessing the issue to determine the problem can be tricky and beyond the ability of many homeowners. It’s possible that the problem could be connected to a leaky hot water tank or issues with your hot water heater involving a faulty heating element, thermostat, or overload switch. The fuses or circuit breakers could also be malfunctioning. No matter the source, it may be best to call for a professional plumbing service to diagnose the problem and then fix it. In the event that you need a new hot water heater, an expert will be able to recommend a new appliance, disconnect the old one, install the new one, test the new hot water heater, and then dispose of the old appliance for you.
Frozen pipes are typically every homeowner’s nightmare due to the mess, extensive repairs, and significant costs involved with this problem. After pipes freeze, they may crack or burst, resulting in water leakage inside your home. The first thing the expert may do is thaw the pipes. After thawing the pipes, the plumber will replace the cracked or burst section of pipe to make your system run freely once again.
Water Pressure Issues
Sometimes a home can experience low water pressure, which could be the result of several different complications. An obstruction in the pipes could be the source of the reduced water pressure, or the water supply line into your house may be faulty. In some instances, the water supply from the city or well could be causing low water pressure. Whatever the cause of the problem, a plumber can diagnose the issue and work to correct it.
Although you can save money by performing many plumbing chores, certain problems are best left to a plumbing expert. In some cases, you may even do more harm than good by trying to perform repairs yourself. An expert will be able to diagnose and resolve complications quickly and completely.